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Buteogallus borrasi Arredondo, 1970

Giant Cuban hawk, Borrás’s hawk, Gavilán de Borrás

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aquila borrasi Arredondo, 1970; Titanohierax borrasi Arredondo, 1970

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene?

 

Distribution

Cuba

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: DPUH 1250 (left tarsometatarsus lacking distal end)

 

See (Suarez & Olson, 2007) for a comprehensive list of material referred to this species up to 2007.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Arredondo, Oscar. (1970). Nueva especie de ave pleistocénica del orden Accipitriformes (Accipitridae) y nuevo género para las Antillas. Cienc. Biol. Univ. La Habana, ser. 4, 8: 1-19.

 

Other references:

Orihuela, Johanset. (2019). An annotated list of late Quaternary extinct birds of Cuba. Ornitología Neotropical 30: 57-67.

Suárez, William. (2020). The fossil avifauna of the tar seeps Las Breas de San Felipe, Matanzas, Cuba. Zootaxa 4780(1): 1-53. [Abstract]

Suárez, William. (2022). Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 142(1): 10-74. https://doi.org/10.25226/bboc.v142i1.2022.a3

Suárez, William and Olson, Storrs L. (2007). The Cuban fossil eagle Aquila borrasi Arredondo: a scaled-up version of the great black-hawk Buteogallus urubitinga (Gmelin). J. Raptor Res. 41(4): 288-298.

 

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